Warning: This post deals with miscarriage and might be triggering for some readers.
Not all heroes wear capes; in Chrissy Teigen’s case, it’s very often a glamorous dressing gown.
It’s her signature look: at home, hair tossed up in a bun, wearing a robe loosely tied at the waist, showing a bit of boob.
She looks amazing, but if you look deeper, her pictorial choices mean something more.
Any photo of the 35-year-old dressed like this and posted to her Insta is a metaphor for what she represents: a mother, honest and raw.
It makes her relatable as much as an immaculately curated, Kardashian-esque feed, doesn’t.
Chrissy uses no filters. Usually wears no make-up. Is not afraid of showing an unmade bed, or a kitchen bench scattered with stuff.
But what really sets Chrissy apart from other people with millions of followers is she isn’t real just visually; she also isn’t shy of speaking up. She’s always been a truth-sayer about politics, and her marriage to John Legend, and the reality of motherhood. She’s talked about stretch marks, her ‘mom bod’, and postpartum depression.